The Hartman Group’s weekly food and beverage industry newsletter delivers the latest data, insights and thought-provoking analysis about the trends and consumer behaviors reshaping todays – and tomorrow’s food and beverage culture.

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Where Does the Media Turn For Expert Commentary and Insights Into Food Culture? The Hartman Group of Course!

More than adding mere commentary, our cultural experts provide layers of provocative insights mined from our vast knowledge reserves and firsthand consumer anthropological observations.

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Legacy Brand Turnaround Artists

In this Hartman Group white paper, we examine how three iconic brands were able to reverse course

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What’s Up With the QSR Sales Slump?

America’s diners are not in much of a celebratory mood these days and this has slowed traffic to fast food restaurants

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Case study: Which attributes actually influence purchase decisions?

The proliferation of ‘all natural’ claims across the product universe leads one to believe that this is a key product attribute that consumers are seeking today. But is it?

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New normal: fusion culture and the redefinition of the American household

The American household is undergoing dynamic changes; if any single thing defines family structures today, it is diversity

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Modern eating ideologies: how and why we diet today

Nearly every consumer today has some kind of dieting ideology (or system of ideas and ideals) that they currently practice.

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Losing share, what’s in store for the future of America’s supermarket channel?

New issue of Hartbeat Exec examines trends driving supermarket shopping and offers a glimpse at where the channel might be heading

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FOOD SHOPPING IN AMERICA 2017

As leaders in the study of American food culture, The Hartman Group has been tracking how Americans shop for food since the 1990s. From one-stop shopping to multichannel shopping to online markets and click-and-collect, we continue to track consumers’ evolving perceptions, needs, habits and relationships with food retailers. New to the 2017 report is a special section on the expansion of the discount grocery channel, the emerging fresh-format channel and smaller-footprint retail formats.

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